New Overtime Rule Effective Date Announced

Last week the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announced that the new salary level test for the administrative, executive, and professional employees exemptions from the overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) would become effective on January 1, 2020.  On and after that date, for an employee to satisfy the requirements of […]

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Volunteer Activities-Is An Employer Reponsible For Compensating Employees Who Participate?

The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor has been very busy so far this year.  My last post was about its proposed new rule on the amount of salary that must be paid for employees to be exempt from the overtime pay requirements as an administrative, executive, professional, or highly compensated […]

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Surplus Lines Policies – Are You Doing Your Due Diligence?

I received an e-mail recently from a client complaining about the forms he was being asked to complete by brokers through whom he had placed surplus lines policies.  Those forms asked him to name the admitted insurance companies from whom he had tried to obtain the insurance coverage sought before obtaining the surplus lines policy […]

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